Our History

Accredited by the American Bar Association June 10, 2011

Charlotte School of Law Charlotte School of Law has been awarded full accreditation by the American Bar Association. The action was approved by the Council of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar during the Council's quarterly meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 10, 2011. The Council determined through its accreditation process that Charlotte School of Law is in full compliance with the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools.

The ABA Accreditation Committee gave Charlotte School of Law a positive recommendation to the Council in May 2011. The ABA granted provisional approval to the School in 2008, concluding it was in compliance with ABA standards and had a plan to bring itself into full compliance. A law school must be provisionally approved for at least two years before it is eligible to apply for full approval. In order to be granted full approval, a School must demonstrate that it has established full compliance with each of the ABA’s standards, including standards relating to bar passage, job placement and diversity. The ABA's Chicago Headquarters is located at 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60654.

A Law School Where History Is Being Made Daily

“I wanted to take a moment and tell you how inspiring it is to see the type of work you are doing in the civil rights clinic at CSL ... I was accepted to Charlotte School of Law for Fall 2012, and the work of your clinic has helped me make my choice.”

Mike Donovan


“After graduation, I plan to serve the indigent greater Atlanta community by working as a public defender for Fulton County, Atlanta GA. My ultimate goals include opening my own criminal defense law firm, and eventually serving as a judge for the Superior Court of Atlanta.”

Keneshia Lewis
Charlotte School of Law 1L student


“I just completed a six-year service in the North Carolina National Guard on 2/23/2012. I am currently in the Inactive Ready Reserves for two additional years. I am very interested in pursuing criminal, public interest, or torts practice areas along with national lobbying.”

Brent Carrington Finnell,
Charlotte School of Law 1L student